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Re: ACTION-451: Review UCR

From: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2008 21:56:41 -0400
To: Gary Hallmark <gary.hallmark@oracle.com>
Cc: W3C RIF WG <public-rif-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <25876.1206410201@ubuhebe>

> Summary
> -------
> The document appears "frozen in time" -- a time when there were many 
> competing voices in the group, many ideas that were not fully fleshed 
> out, and little consensus.
> What I would expect from the UCR:
> Use cases that motivate and illustrate the proposed Phase I technical 
> solution (FLD/BLD and XML/RDF/OWL integration).  Some consistency 
> amongst the use cases, including using the same syntax (some simplified 
> FLD presentation syntax) and describing how to access XML or RDF data as 
> frames.
> What I get upon reading the UCR:
> Use cases with little consistency amongst themselves (not guided by the 
> same solution) and that claim to motivate a questionable hierarchy of 
> "critical success factors".  The document is useless as a tutorial or 
> primer to the technical specification. 
> We have enough capability in our technical solution (FLD/PRD and semweb 
> integration), that with a bit of hand-waving about translating xml 
> schema to frame axioms, we can represent almost all the use cases in FLD 
> (there is 1 use case involving production rules).  The pity is that from 
> the UCR document one arrives at the opposite conclusion: that we are 
> struggling to organize the problem space (and hence the foray into 
> critical success factors).

So you would recommend against publishing UCR until some serious
re-writing is done?

     -- Sandro
Received on Tuesday, 25 March 2008 01:57:22 UTC

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